No. 251, Sept. 15, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Plants and animals in the Colorado River Basin are struggling to survive the cumulative pressures of drought, climate warming and human developments. Experts say they remain an overlooked part of the region’s water crisis.
To save an endangered species, sometimes we need to know where it’s been — even long before scientists began keeping track. That’s why there’s an entirely new field of study called “historical ecology.”
More and more marine areas are being protected, but researchers caution that they don’t all carry the same level of safeguards — and that can make a big difference for conservation.
From the archives:
Saturday is World Clean Up Day — a good time to remember that many polluters aren’t paying to help clean up their toxic messes.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Railroad Strike Threatens Power in Coal-Dependent States (Grist)
2. Brazil Faces Two Contrasting Legacies for the Amazon in October’s Elections (Mongabay)
3. Energy Crisis: Why We Benefit From Darker Cities (Deutsche Welle)
4. As Seas Rise, U.S. Coastal Landowners Urged to Let the Water In (Thomas Reuters Foundation)
5. Mother and Calf Doing Well: Maternity Unit Gives Canada’s Caribou a Boost (The Guardian)
What should we cover next?
Our stories rely on insight from experts, frontline activists and readers around the world — especially these days, when so much seems to be happening so fast. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
Can renewable energy help fight climate change, eliminate poverty, and restore sovereignty in Tribal communities? We’ll have an interview with someone who’s leading this win-win-win initiative.
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